Solutions for a slippery restaurant in Ahwatukee Arizona.
Any kitchen staffer knows this to be true: grease is seriously slippery. It’s a notion that can be taken for granted, but we all know just how hazardous slip and fall accidents are. An injury can not only lower cripple your workforce, but leave you legally liable. Furthermore having to replace your flooring on a regular basis due to wear and tear from grease can be massive money-drain that has the potential to leave you without income for an extended period of time. Luckily for you Walkaway Management Group of Arizona can help.
Finding the correct treatment
Most kitchen workers can tell you that dailies are an uphill battle. Every morning you degrease the floors, but by the end of the night they’re just back to being completely greasy. However it may simply be that you’re using the incorrect treatment for your flooring. Every type of floor has its own needs, and understanding those needs are the first steps to finding the proper treatment. Discovering the slip coefficient of friction of your floor through ‘BOT3000E’ testing can also give you an exact figure as to how slippery your kitchen is. Remembering to treat your floor every day as a vital method to maintain a safe working environment.
Keeping clean and sanitary equipment
Sanitary equipment is something that frequently gets looked over. You may assume that as long as it cleans up messes, your mop is fine to use indefinitely. While in fact a mop degrades rather quickly. The number of uses it has dwindles between areas faster as well. Your kitchen mop needs to be changed once every two or three days. While a dining room mop can last a little over a week. Cross-contamination should also be avoided at all costs, so a color coding system may be pertinent. If your kitchen is Granite tile, and your dining area is ceramic tile you cannot apply the same treatment. Likewise the grease from your kitchen becomes trapped inside the fibers of your mop; meaning that if used in the dining area you may spread grease increasing the likelihood of a slip. Applying the respective color coding to your ‘Boost’ treatments also can make it easy to quickly remember where each product goes.
Staying to code
Vigilance is due-diligence! A bad enough slip and fall case could shutter a local business’ doors for good. If an employee or customer becomes injured do to a fall they are within their legal right to seek compensation. You can prevent a conundrum by taking precautions now. Testing your floors at least twice a year can give you the hard evidence that your restaurant is a safe environment. Placing visible safety information to your customers and employees is vital as well. Hang a bulletin board in high traffic areas: by bathrooms, breakrooms, and atriums. Be sure that said information is taken seriously as well. Keep a wet floor sign for at least half an hour after a floor has been cleaned of a spill. Employing a regular shoe allowance for your employees can pay for itself as well. If your employee’s are wearing safe and comfortable shoes not only wall their morale be raised, their turn around time will be as well. Protect yourself by protecting your employees and customers.
How we can help
Here at Walkway Management group of Arizona we can work together to test, etch, and find a treatment plan for your floors. With our advanced ‘BOT3000E’ tribometer we can find exactly how slippery your flooring is and use a proper treatment. We will Apply our fast acting 3 step ‘Boost’ agents to etch your tiles. All it takes is a cleaning, a sealing, and a buffering and we can extend the lifespan of your tile between three to seven years. Protect yourself from a slippery restaurant in Ahwatukee Arizona today! schedule a consultation at 480-454-8644.